Enaluri System - Black Rise
Guardians of the Gate Astrahaus “The Whirlwind”
March 24th, YC122
Operational Update For Public Release
“The fires of liberty have made their inexorable march, led by the brave men and women of the Federal Defence Union. It is your triumphs which show justice and equality shall forever reign supreme. Today the Gallente Federation presents you with the Wings of Valor.” - Jacus Roden
Today the coordinated forces of the Gallente Militia and its allies celebrate the victorious completion of a six months long campaign to capture all 101 contested systems of the Gallente / Caldari Warzone.
This campaign started with more humble ambitions, to liberate Gallente systems from State Protectorate occupation in order to protect against any possibility of Caldari State interference in the YC122 Presidential election. On completion of that objective, it became clear that Caldari forces, if allowed to stay in their strongholds, would continue to launch ceaseless incursions into Placid and Essence. Moreover, the shocking barbarity of the Lai Dai Corporation’s invasion and wanton devastation of the Intaki homeworld made the necessity of maintaining total space superiority an even more urgent priority for the pilots of the Federal Defense Union.
Therefore, the unified command of Villore Accords and Guardians of the Gate alliances, as well as Nadire Security Consultants, The Foiritan Wings and numerous other independent FDU aligned organizations and pilots set the ultimate goal of capturing the entire warzone.
Over the course of the months that followed there were innumerable battles at every level of scale across the warzone regions. From tense single pilot dogfights, to fast moving cruiser skirmishes, to full scale battles between mighty fleets of battleships and capital ships. Throughout these conflicts the fighting spirit of the Gallente Militia never faltered, even as delays increased and losses mounted. Fleet commanders logged hour after hour leading plexing efforts, and industrial and logistics specialists kept supply lines flowing, most importantly line members kept up the fight no matter what. Now we sit victorious once again, our militia having accomplished this rare feat for a historic third time.
Although our efforts are not recognized in as glowing terms as they once were by far away leaders in Villore and Luminaire, each and every pilot who participated in this achievement is worthy of the highest praise.
Also worthy of recognition are those among the Caldari Militia who have fought doggedly and honorably in defense of their friends and their nation. Members of CalMil organizations like The Pannion Domin, Last Republic, and many other smaller groups and individual pilots often fought with distinction in this conflict and remain tenaciously committed to their cause. Other groups such as United Fleet and RvB fought hard for a time, but ultimately retreated from the warzone to pursue other goals. Some, such as the so called “patriots” of Templis CALSF, have long since abandoned their militia comrades but for a few erratic terrorist outcasts.
No doubt there will be the usual chorus of voices bored or ambivalent of the ongoing CEWPA conflict who will think this statement vainglorious, and the accomplishment trite. For those of us who have fought these long months, however, the meaning of our victory is clear. Today, the citizens of the Federation can take pride that the flame of liberty burns at its brightest once again. Liberty marches on!
Luminaire General; FDU
GMVA / AISA